Back in place

Melrose2Is anyone else noticing the bizarre and sudden re-emergence on network TV of cast members of Melrose Place—many of whom, until recently, only seemed to live in reruns?

Everyone knows about the whole Marcia Cross thing—the fate of each of the wives on Desperate Housewives is more or less impossible to miss, even if you’ve never seen an episode of the show. But the husbands and/or significant others haven’t received as much play, which means you may not have noticed that one of them is Doug Savant, who had a five-year run on Melrose as Matt Fielding. And then there’s Grant Show, now appearing on Fox’s Point Pleasant. We’re not really including Heather Locklear and Courtney Thorne-Smith in this group, since both have had their share of successful series since Melrose closed up in 1999. (True, Locklear’s LAX was cancelled earlier this season.)

Now, if someone can just track down Andrew Shue and Daphne Zuniga, the Melrose comeback will be complete.

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor

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